B&B hotel, West Sussex countryside views, dating back from 1669, 19 spacious ensuite bedrooms, private garden, free parking, free Wi-Fi, Bar facilities and more


Situated in the beautiful Sussex countryside, Highley Manor Hotel is a quintessential English property set with 7.5 acres of grounds, the perfect location to stay for either leisure or business.

Highley Manor Hotel offers 19 individually furnished bedrooms, which includes Classic Doubles, Boutique Doubles, Deluxe Doubles and Junior Suites.  

Gatwick Airport and Crawley industrial state is 18 miles from the Hotel, London is only 29 miles; Brighton & Hove is 17.4 miles, Eastbourne 28.6 miles and only 10 miles from the famous Hickstead.

Highley Manor is an ideal base to explore Sussex with many attractions nearby such as Balcome Village, Nylams Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Borde Hill Garden and Beech Hurst Miniature Railway.

History to the present day

Highley manor has a fascinating history! In 1669 the Manor was home to the Shelley family and romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley moved to Highley from nearby Field Place in the early 19th Century.

Towards the end of the 19th Century the Manor fell into disuse and was eventually demolished and the present building was erected in its place. However it was in the high living 1920’s that it achieved most of its fame and notoriety. The exiled King of Portugal took over the Manor from time to time and guests would be entertained by a young Sibyl Thorndyke.

Nowadays The Manor still keeps its 19th century charm and it will captivate you as soon as you arrive.

Food and Drinks

Guests may enjoy a full English breakfast during their stay. 

There is a bar available on the ground floor for those who fancy a drink.

BBQ area available on private hire events. 

Grounds and gardens

The 7.5 acres of private gardens & woodlands as well as the endless views of west Sussex countryside make Highley Manor the ideal location to disconnect from city life, so if you are staying with us for a business trip or leisure this will be the perfect spot to relax and enjoy. 

Other facilities

Each bedroom is equipped with Wi-Fi, ensuite bathroom, television and tea and coffee making facilities. Iron available on request.

The property also offers a variety of meeting rooms and common rooms that can be hired exclusively for conferences and weddings making them the perfect venue for your events.


Extra z bed is provided for Children up to 12 years old.  


19th century buildings

Breakfast included

Free car parking (on site)

No smoking

Children welcome

Dog/Pet friendly


3 Star Official Rating

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace


Open log fire

Bicycle storage

Food and Drinks

Cooked breakfast (included)


Picnic area

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (a short drive)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5

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Travel Info

Address: Highley Manor, Crawley Lane, Balcombe, Haywards Heath RH17 6LA, United Kingdom, Essex, RH17 6LA, United Kingdom

Check In: 3.00pm until midnight  Check Out: 10.00am


By Car: From the M23. At junction 10A, Use the left 2 lanes to take the B2036 exit. Continue on B2036. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Balcombe Rd/B2036. Continue to follow B2036. Turn right onto High St/B2110. Turn left onto Crawley Lane.

Nearest Airport: London Gatwick Airport, 8.9 miles from the property. 

Nearest Station: Balcombe (1 mile)

Nearest Town: Crawley